Net Picks: War Machine

Net Picks is your weekly digest of some of the best movies currently playing on Netflix. With Netflix Originals now giving directors more finance, and more freedom to create the stories they want. This area is the fastest emerging market in film and offers a real alternative to the traditions of cinema viewing. We’ll be…

Must See Movies: June

At Reel Steel we want to make sure you’re getting the most of your cinematic enthusiasm, so each month we put together our short list of some of the best new releases, from popcorn munching explosion fests to the often weird and wonderful. Take a look at the trailers below and see what you think…

Must See Movies 2017 (so far)

As we reach the mid-point of our cinematic journey through 2017, we take our annual look back at the first six months of the year, to review what we think are the best six films we have seen so far. The Academy Awards always make it such a tough decision with the depth in quality…

Alien: Covenant

2017 – USA/UK Director: Ridley Scott Starring: Katherine Waterston, Michael Fassbender, Danny McBride, Billy Crudup, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Guy Pearce Words: Nathan Scatcherd Alien Covenant is an alternately entertaining and irritating entry in the franchise; it hits all the beats you would expect of an Alien movie, often feeling like a lot…

Cult Corner: The Trip

1967 – USA Director: Roger Corman Starring: Peter Fonda, Bruce Dern, Dennis Hopper, Susan Strasberg, Salli Sachse Words: Nathan Scatcherd The Trip is a fascinating little oddity; written by Jack Nicholson (!) and directed by B-movie trash king Roger Corman, it is a quintessentially Sixties psychedelic experience, examining the relationship between the ideals of the buttoned…

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

2017 – USA Director: James Gunn Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Kurt Russell, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff Words: Nathan Scatcherd Originally conceived as Marvel’s intergalactic ‘B team’, 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy proved to be one of the most popular films the studio has put out so far…

Alien

1979 Director: Ridley Scott Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Ian Holm, John Hurt, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Yaphet Kotto, Harry Dean Stanton, Bolaji Badejo Words: N. Scatcherd Living as we do in the year 2017, it’s difficult to imagine the sheer force Alien must have had upon audiences when it was released back in 1979. Coming seemingly…

Prometheus

2012 Director: Ridley Scott Starring: Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Rafe Spall, Sean Harris, Guy Pearce Words: N. Scatcherd Prometheus is a film which, from its inception, seemed like it was being made up on the spot. It was announced as a straight Alien prequel; and then as a story…

Must See Movies: May

At Reel Steel we want to make sure you’re getting the most of your cinematic enthusiasm, so each month we put together our short list of some of the best new releases, from popcorn munching explosion fests to the often weird and wonderful. Take a look at the trailers below and see what you think…

Free Fire

2017 – UK Director: Ben Wheatley Starring: Sharlto Copley, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer, Jack Reynor, Michael Smiley, Sam Riley, Noah Taylor Words: Josh Senior Ben Wheatley is fast becoming the best British cult filmmaker of our times, and with Free Fire he shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. Hot off the back…

Raw

2016 – France Director: Julia Ducournau Starring: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella Words: Christian Abbott   Raw by French filmmaker Julia Ducournau, her theatrical debut, is the latest addition to the cannibal sub-genre, while managing to remain entirely its own film. This is a visually striking work in both composition and content, a sort of…

Ghost In The Shell

2017 – USA Director: Rupert Sanders Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano Words: Christian Abbott 22 years after the original film changed the course of modern science-fiction, influencing and inspiring filmmakers who would later go on to make films such as The Matrix, I,Robot, Ex Machina among many others, now we have a Hollywood remake…